As LuAnn de Lesseps’ fate with Bravo remains unknown, she’s finding other television ventures to keep her busy!
LuAnn announced that she has been working on a new TV show, but she’s not giving away any details just yet. With Real Housewives of New York‘s ratings pretty much in the toilet, there are rumors of another complete recast and it’s unclear just who will survive this latest cut.
Jill Zarin is still dining out on her whole used to be on Real Housewives of New York thing by inviting a host of former and present Bravolebrities to participate in a charity luncheon at her Hamptons home which she has dubbed “Camp Zarin”.
Married to Medicine‘s season finale attracted 1.917 million fans, which is a whopping 1.1 million MORE viewers than last week. Leading into the reunion specials, the season two average is 1.76 million. While I think it’s obvious that Married to Medicine cannot stand on its own (the numbers plummeted both times RHOA didn’t air in front of it), I think Bravo will grant it a third season.
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On Brandi Glanville’s podcast this week she spent time setting the record straight on a few rumors floating around, but she also devoted some time to helping Josh Taekman clear up some misconceptions about his marriage to Kristen.
Kristen Taekman, who is one of Brandi’s BFFs, is new this season on Real Housewives of New York. While we are loving Kristen, her husband Josh has been a little hard to take. Brandi wanted to help by explaining what a great guy Josh is and sharing that editing is making him look like an ass, but he really, really isn’t – he just has a dry sense of humor that’s not coming across well on TV!
Josh called in to Brandi’s podcast and shared that it’s been tough to watch to his scenes on the show each week. “It makes me cringe, it makes me sick to my stomach because Kristen and I have been together almost twelve years, we have a strong relationship. We’re far from perfect just like any relationship. I’m building a business which is incredibly stressful, but at the end of the day we are deeply in love and love our children and have a great working relationship. But we also have a lot of inside jokes and those do not translate at all.”
After Ramona Singer tried to insinuate that LuAnn was afraid to sing live at Birdland because she didn’t have Auto-tune at her disposal, LuAnn explains what happened, that she did actually sing, and also reveals that Sonja Morgan is seriously desperate delusional where Harry Dubin is concerned!
“I think all of us have issues with our men at the moment. . .,” LuAnn writes about the last episode of Real Housewives of New York. “Things between Jacques and myself have been getting tense lately. We have been bickering a lot more recently,” LuAnn admits.
Last night our ladies of the Empire State were finally back where they belonged – in Manhattan! Despite the calming days in Montana, a key Real Housewives of New York friendship is seeming to detonate!
Much like Survivor, these ladies are stranded on an island and forced into alliances. But Sonja Morgan is switching up the game. While interviewing a new intern in her backyard (which we so do not care about in the least), she’s wearing a fabulous military-inspired dress and preparing for friendship warfare. Into the garden wanders Aviva Drescher. Long time no see – and not missed!
Sonja immediately lobs a grenade – the entire trip all the girls were talking about Aviva (They were?) – but worst of all was Ramona Singer who accused Aviva of lying about asthma because she is afraid to travel without Reid.
Sonja Morgan wants everyone to know that the former Mrs. Morgan is still rolling in the dough, despite also rolling in the deep – deep debt that is!
She also accuses her Real Housewives of New York co-stars of “exploiting” her financial woes for a storyline and making things appear far graver than they are.
Are we sure about that? Because Sonja’s situation appears pretty grim based on reports – she owes $7 million dollars in a movie deal gone bust and her creditors accused her of hiding assets and stalling last year. And this year her St. Tropez home was sold by bankruptcy trustees after Sonja was dragging her feet in liquidating it herself. Still Sonja maintains that her finances are fine – just undergoing a bit of rearranging!
“Broke as a joke?! I am in a Chapter 11 reorganization, I am not in a Chapter 7 which is a liquidation,” Sonja insists. “To say I am broke while I am working and my daughter [Quincy, 13] is thriving under such immense pressure is unfair.”
She begins, "I shouldn't say Kristen or Carole are bad hostesses. They just don't have the experience I have. It's been my business for decades now. I throw parties every week. I have dinner every night at my home, for no less then five people on average, and sometimes I have last minute dinners for tens of people impromptu. I'm asked many times to organize a Sonja In the City event in a matter of days. When someone else's plan falls through they can always count on me. I also have huge team of people I have cultivated over years to do public relations, sponsor events, perform, help with the invites, RSVPs, decor, and anything you can think of when throwing throwing an event. For example the Sonja In The City charity event in East Hampton became tricky because I needed places for 90 actors, Broadway performers, dancers, and singers to stay. That was not easy, but my contacts over the years came through. Hotels, homes, yachts, you name it, they stayed there."